Kylie Minogue Biography

The Australian singer-songwriter, Kylie Minogue started her career with television soap opera ‘Neighbors’. This biography provides detailed information on her childhood, life, a

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Nick Name
Goddess of Pop, Princess of Pop, Queen of Pop, Disco Queen
Also Known As
Kylie Ann Minogue
Famous as
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Nationality
Birth Date
28th May, 1968 AD
Age
49 Years
Sun Sign
Gemini    Gemini Women
Height
1.52 m
Born in
Melbourne
father
Ronald Charles Minogue
mother
Carol Jones
siblings
Dannii Minogue, Brendan Minogue
Diseases & Disabilities
Net worth
$90 million
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education
Camberwell High School
awards
1990 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Video
1988 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress in Australia
1988 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television
1988 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Personality on Victorian Television
1988 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Music Video
1987 - Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress in Australia
1988 - ARIA Music Awards for Highest Selling Single
1989 - ARIA Music Awards for Highest Selling Single
1989 - ARIA Music Awards for Special Achievement Award
1990 - ARIA Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement Award
1995 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Video
1996 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Pop Release
1996 - ARIA Music Awards for Single of the Year
1996 - ARIA Music Awards for Song of the Year
2000 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Pop Release
2001 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Female Artist
2001 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Pop Release
2002 - ARIA Music Awards for Best Pop Release
2002 - ARIA Music Awards for Highest Selling Album
2002 - ARIA Music Awards for Highest Selling Single
2002 - ARIA Music Awards for Single Of The Year
2002 - ARIA Music Awards for Outstanding Achievement Award
2003 - Australian Commercial Radio Awards for Most Played Australian Artist
2002 - Australian DVD Awards for Best Music DVD
2003 - Australian DVD Awards for Best Music DVD
2003 - Australian Entertainment Mo Awards for Ambassador to Australian Showbusiness
2003 - Australian Entertainment Mo Awards for Live Performer of the Year
2003 - Australian Video Music Awards for Retailer’s Choice of Music Title of the Year
2004 - Bravo Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Pop
2002 - BRIT Awards for Best International Album
2002 - BRIT Awards for Best International Female
2008 - BRIT Awards for International Female Solo Artist
2008 - BT Digital Music Awards for Best Innovation or Gadget
2008 - BT Digital Music Awards for Best Pop Artist
2002 - British TV Awards for Best Cinema Commercial
2002 - Capital FM Awards for Best International Female
2002 - Capital FM Awards for Best International Single
2012 - Cyprus Music Awards for Best Comeback
2012 - Cyprus Music Awards for Best Artist from the Oldies
2002 - Dutch Edison Awards for Single of the Year
2008 - Elle Style Awards for Woman of the year
2005 - Elle Style Awards for Lifetime Achievement
2002 - Elle Style Awards for Woman of the Year
1988 - German Bravo Awards for Bronze Otto
1989 - German Bravo Awards for Bronze Otto
2002 - German Bravo Awards for Golden Otto
2003 - German Bravo Awards for Outstanding contribution to pop music
2001 - German BAMBI Awards for Comeback of the year
2009 - Glamour Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year
2009 - Glamour Awards for Woman of the Year
2004 - Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording
2008 - Goldene Kamera Awards (Germany) for Best International Music Act
2001 - GQ Awards for Services to Mankind
2002 - Italian Dance Awards for Best International Dance Act
2002 - Italian Dance Awards for Best International Artist
2001 - Italian Dance Awards for Best Song
2001 - Italian Dance Awards for Best Video
2002 - Ivor Novello Awards for Best International Single
2002 - Ivor Novello Awards for Best Dance Record
2002 - Ivor Novello Awards for Most Played Record of the Year
2002 - London DanceStar Awards for Best Chart Act
2007 - Music Industry Trusts' Award for icon of pop and style
2004 - Music Week Creative & Design Awards for Best Pop Video
2002 - MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Pop Act
2002 - MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Dance Act
1998 - MTV Video Music Awards for International Viewer's Choice
2002 - MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography
2002 - NME Awards for Best Pop Act
2008 - NME Awards for Best Pop Act
2008 - NRJ Award of Honor (France)
2004 - NRJ Music Awards (France) for Best Dance Song
2002 - NRJ Music Awards (France) for Best International Song
2007 - Q Awards for Q Idol
2001 - Silver Clef Nordhoff Robbins International Award
2012 - Silver Clef Nordhoff Robbins 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Award
2005 - Smash Hits Awards for Lifetime Achievement
2004 - TMF Awards Netherlands for Best International Video
2002 - Top of the Pops Awards for Top Tour
2001 - Top of the Pops Awards for Top Tour
2001 - Top of the Pops Awards for Top Single
2002 - Variety Club of Great Britain Awards for Showbusiness Personality of the Year
2009 - Virgin Media Music Awards for Legend of the Year
2003 - UK CADS Awards for Best Music Video
2002 - UK Creative and Design Awards for Best Pop Video
2002 - UK Creative and Design Awards for Best Video of 2001
2002 - World Music Awards for Best Selling Australian Artist of the Year
1991 - World Music Awards for Best Selling Australian Artist of the Year
2011 - ARIA Hall of Fame
- Cyprus Music Academy Awards for Song of the Year

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siKylie Ann Minogue, the pride of Australia, is a renowned singer-songwriter and an actress. She started her career at a very young age with Australian television series like: ‘Skyways’, ‘The Sullivans’, ‘The Henderson Kids’ and ‘Neighbor’. It was ‘Neighbor’ that helped put her on the centre stage when an English record company decided to give her a break. She has given many hit albums to the world, like: ‘Kylie’, ‘Kylie Minogue’, ‘Fever’, ‘Rhythm of Love’, ‘Body Language’, etc. She has worked in many movies as well. Her concerts are considered to be iconic and she is a style icon all over the world. Her energy and conformability in sexually portraying herself has led people and media to constantly compare her with Madonna. Where Madonna is known as the ‘Queen of Pop’, Kylie is called the ‘Princess of Pop’. She has been a victim of breast cancer and fought with it bravely and survived. After her recovery she made it a point to talk about her fight with cancer to the media to give more courage and inspiration to the people struggling with cancer.

Childhood & Early Life
  • Kylie Minogue was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia, to an accountant called Ronald Charles Minogue and a former stage dancer from Wales, Australia Carol Ann Minogue. She was raised in Surrey Hill in Melbourne and was sent to Camberwell High School. She was the eldest of the three children.
  • Kylie along with her younger sister Dannii, began their careers together as child artists on the Australian television. When Kylie was only 12, she did small time roles in soap operas like ‘Skyways’, ‘The Sullivans’ and ‘The Henderson Kids’. Her big break in the entertainment industry came with her ‘tomboy car mechanic character of Charlene’ on one of the most popular Australian soap operas called ‘Neighbors’ in 1986.
Career
  • With her big break in 1986 in ‘Neighbors’, kylie got noticed at one of the benefit concerts where she performed a song called ‘The Loco-motion’ along with the other cast members of the show. She got noticed by the aces of the music industry and in 1987 she signed a contract with an Australian recording company called the Mushroom Records. ‘The Loco-Motion’ spent 7 weeks at the top position at the Australian music charts and became the highest selling track in Australia in 1980s.
  • In 1988, the huge success of ‘The Loco-Motion’ in Australia led the British music producers: Stock, Aitken and Waterman, to sign her with their record labels in order to make her into an international star. This led to the production of her debut album called ‘Kylie’ in the same year and a particular track from the album ‘I should Be So Lucky’ became an international favorite.
  • In 1989, Kylie recorded another album called ‘Enjoy Yourself’ with her ‘Neighbors’ co-star and boyfriend at that time, Jason Donovan. The duets from this album instantly became chart toppers. Her popularity was spiraling up and in the year 1990, Kylie was cast in the movie ‘The Delinquents’, which effectively transformed her image from an adorable pop star into a sexy movie star.
  • In 1990, Kylie came up with her third album called ‘Rhythm of Love’. This time her album had more of peppy dance numbers, which changed her ‘girl-next-door’ image. She was targeting more mature audience and she herself took the charge of thedesign of her music videos. Her hit single from this album ‘Better the Devil You Know’ showcased her to be more flamboyant and sexy.
  • In 1991, Kylie’s fourth album ‘Let’s Get to It’ failed to reach the top ten on the UK Album Chart. Singles like: ‘If You Were with Me Now’, ‘Give Me Just a Little More Time’ and ‘Word is Out’, belonged to this album. In order to promote the album more profusely, Kylie set on the ‘Let’s Get to It’ Tour. By this time her contract was done with Stock, Aitken and Watermen and she decided not to renew it as she felt that they creatively stifled her.
  • By this time Kylie adopted a more ‘indie’ style. In 1994, she signed a contract with the Deconstruction Records and released her fifth album called ‘Kylie Minogue’, which did very well in Europe and Australia. This was the time when she made a friendly appearance in the hit comedy of that time ‘The Vicar of Dibley’. She appeared in Australia’s Who Magazine amongst ‘the 30 Most Beautiful People in the World’, which impressed director Steven E. de Souza and he cast her opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in ‘Street Fighter’.
  • In 1996, she collaborated with the Manic Street Preachers and recorded an album called ‘Impossible Princess’ but she retitled it ‘Kylie Minogue’ in the UK after the sad demise of Diana, Princess of Wales. It was the lowest selling album of her career. But in Australia alone the album was a hit and it remained 35 weeks on the album chart.
  • In 2000, she was dropped by her recording company Deconstruction Records and was taken up by Parlophone. The same year she released her seventh album ‘Light Years’, which featured a collection of various disco dance numbers. This album did very well in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The hit single from the album ‘Spinning Around’ became her number one track in the UK in 10 years. The album also featured a duet with Robbie Williams called ‘Kids’.
  • In 2001, she came up with her eighth album ‘Fever’. The album sold 8 million copies throughout Australia, Europe and the United States. The single ‘Can’t Get You Out of My head’ became the biggest successful single of her entertainment career. In 2002, she toured the world with her concert ‘KylieFever2002’. It turned out to be her biggest production till date.
  • In 2005, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer, which led to the cancellation of the Australian leg of her hugely popular tour called ‘Showgirl’. She had to go into an immediate medical treatment. After this she went through surgery and then chemotherapy. During this time she and her representatives urged the media and to her fans to help her keep her privacy.
  • In 2005, Kylie released her digital single ‘Over the Rainbow’ and after that media started reporting that her health was improving and she was recording material for her next album. She started preparing for her upcoming tour called ‘Showgirl Homecoming’. In 2006, her children’s book called ‘The Showgirl Princess’, which she wrote during the time of her recovery, was released. This was the time when she released her fragrance called ‘Darling’.
  • In 2007, Kylie released an album called ‘X’ after a gap of four years. This was her 13th album and contained 13 tracks that were recorded in London, Stockholm, and Ibiza. This was also the year when Kylie acted in a documentary called ‘White Diamonds’ directed by her friend and her stylist William Baker. The documentary was the behind the scenes from her ‘Showgirl’ tour in 2006.
  • In 2009, Kylie along with English comedians James Corden and Mathew Home hosted the Brit Awards 2009. It was said at the time that she added glamour and charm to the award function. This was the year when she also appeared in a Bollywood movie called ‘Blue’ in an item number called ‘Chiggy Wiggy’.
  • In 2010, Kylie released her studio album called ‘Aphrodite’. The album was executively produced by Stuart Price who also participated in the song writing process of the album along with Kylie, Calvin Harris, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Pascal Gabriel, Lucas Secon, Tim Rice-Oxley and Kish Mauve. In 2011, she got on her tour ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ and travelled to Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This was the biggest tour of her life.
  • In 2012, Minogue she began "K25" - a year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry.
  • In October 2012, she released the compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. The album contained reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs.
Awards & Achievements
  • Released in 2001, ‘Fever’ (with the biggest hit single of Kylie’s life ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’) got her four ARIA Awards including the ‘Most Outstanding Achievement’ award and two Brit Awards for the ‘Best International Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Best International Album’.
  • Kylie received an order of the British Empire (OBE) for her excellence in music and entertainment industry. She told the media that she felt very touched and honored to receive an accolade like this.
  • In 2007, the fourth waxwork of Kylie was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. It is said that only Queen Elizabeth II has more models created, just like Kylie. A bronze cast of her hand was also added to Wembley Arena’s ‘Square of Fame’ in London.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Kylie was in a romantic relationship with the French actor Olivier Martinez since 2002 and broke up with him in the year of 2007. She highly regarded and appreciated him in the media for supporting her during her breast cancer days. She entered into a relationship with model Andres Velencoso in 2008 and is still in a strong relationship with him.
  • She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of her worldwide tour, ‘Showgirl’. She had to cancel the tour in order to get into immediate surgery and subsequent chemotherapy. During the time of her hospitalization, the then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard issued a public statement supporting Kylie in her battle with cancer. She has been appreciated worldwide for sharing her experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment with the media to make people more aware of it.
Trivia
  • Her sister Danni Minogue is a pop singer like herself and a judge at Australia’s got talent called and her brother Brendan Minogue works as a news cameraman in Australia.

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